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Russian MPs approve pension reform in first reading despite protests

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Russian lawmakers tentatively approved a hugely unpopular government plan to hike the state pension age that has led to …

Syria rebels agree to surrender zone bordering Golan

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Syrian rebels have agreed to surrender a sensitive area bordering the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, a monitor and …

Women pilots fly against cockpit prejudices

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When a stricken Southwest Airlines jet was expertly landed after an emergency descent in April, saving 148 lives, it was …

Kisner leads British Open as McIlroy, Woods prepare to begin charge

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Kevin Kisner of the United States surged to the top of the early British Open leaderboard on Thursday as Rory McIlroy …

Putin slams 'pathetic' US forces ready to sacrifice Russia ties

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday slammed the US opposition to Donald Trump as "pathetic, worthless people" …

Zuckerberg at center of Holocaust denial controversy

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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has found himself at the center of a fresh row after saying the social network …

Putin slams US forces ready to 'sacrifice' Russia-US ties

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday slammed "forces" in the US who were willing to sacrifice Russian-US ties, …

UK police identify Novichok suspects as Russians: report

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British police believe they have identified the suspects who carried out the Novichok nerve agent attack on a former …

Russian MPs approve pension reform amid protests

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Russian lawmakers Thursday approved a hugely unpopular government plan to hike the pension age that has led to protests …

Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law

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Israel's parliament on Thursday adopted a law defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, provoking …

Macron security official filmed hitting protester

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One of President Emmanuel Macron's top security officers was at the centre of a potentially damaging scandal for the …

Syria rebels agree to surrender zone bordering Golan: monitor

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Syrian rebels have agreed with government backer Russia to the negotiated surrender of a sensitive southwestern zone …

Facebook cracks down on bogus posts inciting violence

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Facebook on Wednesday built on its campaign to prevent the platform from being used to spread dangerous misinformation, …

McIlroy bids to end American dominance as Open returns to Carnoustie

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Rory McIlroy admits it is going to take something special to end the recent dominance of the majors by American golfers …

Thousands evacuate pro-regime Syria towns

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Several thousand residents evacuated two pro-regime towns in northern Syria on Thursday, putting an end to one of the …

'It was a miracle': Thai cave boys describe two-week ordeal

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It was meant to be a fun excursion after football practice, but it turned into a life-threatening, two-week ordeal for a …

Evacuations begin from besieged pro-regime Syria towns

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Buses began evacuating fighters and civilians from two besieged pro-regime towns in Syria early on Thursday morning …

At leading US music school, a quest to revive French influence

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The music teachers spending the summer in the mountain air of Aspen can tell you all about that most famous instructor …

Uruguay marks a year of pot pharmacies - 'it's like selling aspirin'

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Enrique Curbelo is delighted. Selling cannabis has allowed the affable 76-year-old to keep his privately owned pharmacy …

Trump says he told Putin 'we can't have meddling' in US vote

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Under fire as siding with the Kremlin, President Donald Trump insisted Wednesday that he told Russian leader Vladimir …

Turkey ends 2-year state of emergency, seeks to keep some powers

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Turkey's state of emergency which was imposed after the failed 2016 coup came to an end on Thursday, but the opposition …

19 drown, dozens missing as migrant boat sinks off Cyprus

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At least 19 migrants drowned and up to 30 were missing Wednesday after their boat sank in the Mediterranean off the …

Under fire, Trump says no president as 'tough' on Russia

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Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that no US president has been as "tough" as him on Russia as he sought to squelch …

Trump says no president has been as 'tough' on Russia

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US President Donald Trump claimed on Wednesday that no president has been as "tough" on Russia as him but appeared to …

Google hit with record-breaking EU fine

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The EU hit Google with its biggest ever fine Wednesday, imposing a 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) penalty on the US tech …

Trump again praises Putin summit as 'success' despite uproar

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US President Donald Trump on Wednesday insisted his summit with Vladimir Putin had been a success, despite the uproar …

Champagne as historic commercial flight links Ethiopia and Eritrea

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Ethiopia and Eritrea on Wednesday resumed commercial airline flights for the first time in two decades, with emotions …

Elon Musk apologizes to British caver for 'pedo' slur

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Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British caver who helped rescue 12 Thai boys from a cave a "pedo", retracting a …

Thai cave boys speak of 'miracle' rescue after hospital discharge

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Twelve Thai boys and their football coach who were rescued by divers after being trapped in a flooded cave for over two …

Old devil may care attitude could reap major reward, says McIlroy

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Northern Irish star Rory McIlroy says returning to playing the carefree golf of the start of his career may be the …

Google hit with record 4.3-bn-euro EU fine over Android

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The European Union slapped Google with a huge 4.34-billion-euro fine for abusing the dominance of its Android operating …

Google faces record 4.3-bn-euro EU fine over Android

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Google faced a record EU anti-trust fine of 4.3 billion euros on Wednesday over its Android smartphone system, in a …

Thai cave boys leave hospital ahead of press conference

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Twelve boys and their football coach who survived a highly dangerous and dramatic rescue from a flooded Thai cave were …

Google braces for huge EU fine over Android

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Google faced a record EU fine Wednesday for using its Android smartphone system to illegally boost its search engine, in …

Astros heroes power American League to Baseball All-Star win

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Back-to-back home runs by Houston Astros stars Alex Bregman and George Springer, part of a record 10-homer slugfest, …

Thai cave boys to leave hospital, speak to media

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Twelve boys and their football coach who survived a highly dangerous and dramatic rescue from a flooded cave in Thailand …

First commercial flight in 20 years leaves Ethiopia for Eritrea

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The first commercial flight to Eritrea in two decades departed Wednesday from Addis Ababa after the two nations ended …

Record three in five HIV-carriers now have access to drugs: UN

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Almost three in five people infected with HIV, or 21.7 million globally, took antiretroviral therapy in 2017 -- a new …

Astros heroes power National League to Baseball All-Star win

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Back-to-back home runs by Houston Astros stars Alex Bregman and George Springer, part of a record 10-homer slugfest, …

Ortega's forces capture Nicaragua opposition stronghold

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Nicaragua's government said Tuesday that forces loyal to President Daniel Ortega have seized control of the opposition …

British PM wins key Brexit vote despite ongoing rebellion

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British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly survived another crunch Brexit vote in parliament Tuesday, as she struggles …

Under fire, Trump says he misspoke on Russia election meddling

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday moved to limit the damage from his summit with Vladimir Putin, claiming he misspoke in …

Ortega's forces besiege Nicaragua opposition stronghold

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Forces loyal to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega staged an organized attack on an opposition stronghold on Tuesday, as …

Colombia president-elect Duque picks peace pact critic as defense chief

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Colombia's right-wing President-elect Ivan Duque announced a controversial appointment as defense minister on Tuesday, …

Trump's overtures to Putin stir opposition at home

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US President Donald Trump stunned allies, gave ammunition to foes and ignited a domestic political firestorm following …

Trump says he misspoke on Russia election meddling

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President Donald Trump said Tuesday he accepts that Russia sought to influence the 2016 US election, and that he …

A bit of the Greek islands in the heart of historic Athens

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"The Acropolis? It's that way." Residents of historic Anafiotika are used to giving directions to tourists, lost in the …

Deal reached to evacuate pro-regime Syria towns

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A deal was reached on Tuesday for the evacuation of two pro-regime towns in Syria, allowing thousands to leave after …

Obama warns of 'strange and uncertain times' in Mandela tribute

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Former US president Barack Obama on Tuesday used a tribute to Nelson Mandela to warn that the world had plunged into …

Back in Washington, Trump under pressure to reverse course on Russia

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President Donald Trump found himself isolated and under pressure to reverse course Tuesday after publicly challenging …

Tony Blair calls for second vote to fix Brexit 'mess'

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"It's a total and complete mess": Former prime minister Tony Blair does not hold back when asked in an interview with …

EU, Japan sign major trade deal in 'message against protectionism'

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Japan and the EU signed a sweeping free trade deal Tuesday saying they were sending a "clear message" against …

Israel tightens Gaza blockade as arson kites raise fears of war

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Israel tightened its blockade of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday partly over kites carrying firebombs to burn Israeli farmland …

UK's official Brexit campaign broke electoral law

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Britain's official Brexit campaign, Vote Leave, has been fined and reported to the police for breaking spending rules in …

EU set to fine Google billions over Android: sources

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The EU is set to fine US internet giant Google several billion euros this week for freezing out rivals of its Android …

Peru's Guerrero cleared to play for Brazilian club - Swiss court

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Peruvian football star Paolo Guerrero can play for his Brazilian club Flamengo when it resumes competition this week, …

Russia condemned by rights court over Politkovskaya, Pussy Riot

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The European Court of Human Rights condemned Russia in two separate judgements Tuesday over its investigation into …

EU, Japan sign massive trade deal as US puts up barriers

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Japan and the EU signed a sweeping free trade deal Tuesday saying they were sending a "clear message" against …

Europe, Japan sign massive free trade deal

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The EU and Japan signed a sweeping free trade deal Tuesday that officials called a "clear message" against …

EU, Japan to sign massive trade deal as US puts up barriers

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The European Union's top officials arrive in Japan Tuesday to sign the single market's biggest trade deal ever and …

Bolt poised for surprise trial with Aussie football club

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Usain Bolt is on the verge of sealing a deal to trial with the A-League's Central Coast Mariners, the Australian club …

India orders all Mother Teresa care homes inspected

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India has ordered an immediate inspection of all childcare homes run by a religious order founded by Mother Teresa after …

N. Korea's Kim lambasts officials during 'field guidance' visits

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un berated officials during inspections of a factory, power station and holiday camp, state …

France gives World Cup winners a heroes' welcome home

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The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes' welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as …

Rolls-Royce unveils hybrid flying taxi at Farnborough

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British engine maker Rolls-Royce revealed plans this week to develop a hybrid electric vehicle, dubbed the "flying …

Chinese 'reeducation camps' in spotlight at Kazakh trial

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Secretive "re-education camps" allegedly holding hundreds of thousands of people in a Muslim-majority region in western …

At summit, Trump refuses to confront Putin on vote row

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President Donald Trump refused to confront Vladimir Putin over meddling in the US election at their first face to face …

Tornado Trump rips diplomatic swathe across Europe

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Donald Trump was fired up. When the US president set off for Europe one week ago he was bent on knocking heads with …

US arrests Russian agent for conspiring to influence US politics

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A 29-year-old Russian woman has been arrested for conspiring to influence US politics by cultivating ties with political …

Trump says Iran in turmoil since US withdrew from nuke deal

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US President Donald Trump asserted Monday that Iran was being roiled by nationwide riots since he pulled out of an …

Get your geek on: 130,000 head for San Diego Comic-Con

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Desk jockeys in eye-wateringly tight spandex will blur the line between fantasy and reality this week as they invade San …

Putin slams 'ungrounded accusations' after UK poisonings

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President Vladimir Putin accused Britain Monday of making baseless allegations against Russia after a former Soviet spy …

Casualties feared after Boko Haram attack military base

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Dozens of soldiers were feared dead after a Boko Haram attack on a military base in remote northeast Nigeria, security …

Strikes in Europe on Amazon's Prime Day

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Workers in Spain, Germany and Poland plan to walk off the job on Tuesday as online retailing giant Amazon carries out …

Netflix shares dive as subscriber growth misses mark

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Netflix shares plunged Monday after the leading streaming television service said subscriber growth fell short of …

Russia jails Pussy Riot members for World Cup pitch invasion

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Russia on Monday jailed four members of Pussy Riot feminist punk group for 15 days after they invaded the pitch during …

Spieth eyes wide Open, seeks to emulate Harrington

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Jordan Spieth feels he is back in the groove and capable of becoming the first player since Irishman Padraig Harrington …

Nicaraguan students vow to keep up fight until Ortega resigns

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Students marched through Nicaragua's capital Monday, chanting "GET OUT" to demand that President Daniel Ortega and his …

At historic summit, Trump refuses to confront Putin on vote row

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To outrage in Washington, President Donald Trump on Monday lent weight to Russian denials of meddling in US elections at …

Cardi B leads nominations at MTV Awards

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Fast-rising rapper Cardi B on Monday topped nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, where Jay-Z and Beyonce's ornate …

Putin leaves World Cup ball in Trump's half

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin tried to lighten the mood at a post-summit news conference with American leader Donald …

Trump, Putin tout reset in ties at summit

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Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin vowed a fresh start to troubled relations between the world's greatest …

Crowds pack Champs Elysees as French World Cup winners return home

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The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes' welcome on Monday as hundreds of thousands packed the …

Putin says idea Russia has compromising material on Trump is 'nonsense'

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday scoffed at a suggestion that Moscow had any compromising material on Donald …

Putin says summit with Trump 'very successful'

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday said his summit meeting with US leader Donald Trump was "very successful", …

Iraqis demand change as protests run into second week

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Protests in Iraq continued into their second week Monday following days of clashes that left eight people dead, with …

Happy Helsinki summit fails to charm Trump and Putin

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The United Nations may have judged Finland the happiest country in the world, but the Helsinki summit failed to make …

IMF warns of rising risks to global growth amid trade tensions

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The global economy is still expected to grow at a solid pace this year, but worsening trade confrontations pose serious …

Trump hails 'very good start' with Putin at first summit

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Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin held a historic summit on Monday vowing their determination to forge a reset …

Ex-minister backs new Brexit vote as eurosceptics pressure May

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British Prime Minister Theresa May drew fire from all sides Monday over her Brexit strategy as a former minister …

Trump vows 'extraordinary relationship' with Putin as summit opens

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Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin began an historic summit on Monday vowing their determination to forge a …

Trump and Putin open historic summit 

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The US and Russian leaders opened an historic summit in Helsinki on Monday with Donald Trump promising an "extraordinary …

Ronaldo greets Juve fans, sparks Champions League dreams

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Juventus fans gave Cristiano Ronaldo a rousing welcome on Monday as the club prepared to unveil the superstar summer …

EU urges big powers to avert trade 'conflict and chaos'

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The European Union on Monday urged the United States, China and Russia to work together to ease worsening global trade …

France set for heroes' welcome after thrilling World Cup win

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The World Cup-winning French team were travelling home on Monday for a victory parade on the Champs Elysees following …

Trump attacks US 'foolishness' heading into Putin showdown

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President Donald Trump headed into his first summit with Vladimir Putin on Monday determined to forge a personal bond …

Russia's Pussy Riot claim World Cup pitch invasion

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Russian female protest punk group Pussy Riot claimed responsibility for a pitch invasion by three women and a man …

British caver says considering legal action after Elon Musk 'pedo' tweet

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A British caver who helped rescue 12 boys from a Thai cave said Monday he may take legal action against Elon Musk after …

Trump and Putin test ties in Baltic showdown

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US President Donald Trump headed into a summit with Vladimir Putin on Monday, determined to overcome diplomatic tensions …

China economic growth slows in second quarter, warns on trade war

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China said on Monday its economic growth slowed slightly in the second quarter as a trade war with the United States …

Muslims in China's 'Little Mecca' fear eradication of Islam

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Green-domed mosques still dominate the skyline of China's "Little Mecca", but they have undergone a profound change -- …

Some manufacturers feeling trade war pinch: survey

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Some US manufacturers are delaying investments and raising prices as President Donald Trump escalates trade wars with …